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Newsletter November 25

Newsletter November 25

The days are getting shorter and colder, perfect to get in a Christmas spirit!



In that regard we are happy to announce that BLCCJ is supporting the upcoming Belgian Beer Weekend Christmas edition in Shinjuku, the first indoor winter edition of BBW!

On Thursday 9 December we will be there from 18:00 for our next beer gathering. All BLCCJ members will get 2 tokens for free!


To stay in the beer spirit:
don’t forget to sign up for our Belgian Beer and Food Academy in Osaka, on Thursday 2 December @ Hilton Osaka.
So far about 60 people signed up, the Belgian Ambassador and several BLCCJ Board members will be joining.


And another important date:
the BLCCJ Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 15 December, from 18:30 @ Natixis office, followed by dinner @ Bistro Buzz.
This year we will be presenting a Constitution revision and a Board election will be held, so your attendance (or proxy) will be very important to us!
More details will go out next week.



If your company is doing a promotion for the holidays, a special seasonal sale, or if you have particular products/services you want to promote amongst the BLCCJ members with the holiday season coming up, let our office know by Friday 3 December, and we promote it in our annual “Christmas basket” mailing!



-In their 10 November newsletter, the EBC shared information about the new entry procedures and quarantine in Japan

-In their 17 November Newsletter, the EBC has shared an unofficial translation of the “Written pledge for the traveler wishing entry into Japan (Japanese/English)”, kindly sent by JETRO.


Finally, here are some NEWS HEADLINES of the past days:

-Strict COVID-19 measures return in Europe as cases rebound (The Japan News/Yomiuri, Nov. 24)

-‘Eased’ entry curbs frustrate employers of returnees (The Asahi Shimbun, Nov. 23)

-Japan to allow 5,000 entrants daily under eased COVID restrictions (Kyodo News, Nov. 17)

-Japan decides on easing COVID-19 restrictions on events, eateries (Kyodo News, Nov. 19)

-Govt. extends emergency financial aid to next year (NHK World – Japan, Nov. 22)

-Japan Cabinet OKs stimulus with record 55.7 tril. yen in spending (Kyodo News, Nov. 19)

-UN warns of impact of container freight rate rise (NHK World – Japan, Nov. 23)

-Prices up on bread, beef bowls, soy sauce in Japan amid global supply issues (Mainichi Japan, Nov. 23)

-Japanese govt. revises ‘Go To Travel’ campaign (NHK World – Japan, Nov. 19)

-Japan leads G-7 with COVID-19 vaccination rate of nearly 76% (Kyodo News, Nov. 18)


Take good care, and we hope to see you soon at our events!